MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH U.S. OLYMPIC SAILING TEAM, LEADERSHIP & JOHN KILROY

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MEDIA INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES WITH  U.S. OLYMPIC SAILING TEAM, LEADERSHIP & JOHN KILROY

Wednesday, 16 October 2019: 9am – 1pm

St. Francis Yacht Club / 700 Marina Boulevard, San Francisco, California

WHO/WHAT:  Introducing the U.S. Olympic Sailing Team to San Francisco along with team sponsor John Kilroy and opportunity to visit sailing craft

(Bios at end of this release)

WHEN:  Wednesday, 16 October:  9am – 12pm #

# one-on-one interviews at journalist request: 

WHERE:  St. Francis Yacht Club / 700  Marina Boulevard / San Francisco

US Sailing Team – Kilroy Realty Media Summit Attendees:

  • Jack Gierhart – CEO, US Sailing

Jack is the Chief Executive Officer of US Sailing. He has over 20 years of sales, marketing, and general management experience in the technology and marine industries.  In his 5+ years at US Sailing, Jack has lead the organization through several initiatives, focusing on driving Olympic success, growing the organization’s membership base, marketing US Sailing’s broad array of services and products, growing sponsorship and licensing programs, as well as improving the overall information technology infrastructure, content management and outgoing communications initiatives. He sails both competitively and recreationally. In addition to circumnavigating Alaska and sailing much of the east and west coasts of the US, he has participated in the Fastnet race, numerous Bermuda races and enjoys racing Lasers, H12s, Shields, J/105s, and J/80s.

  • John Kilroy – CEO, Kilroy Realty Corporation

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Kilroy Realty Corporation, John Kilroy Jr. guides the creation of collaborative workspaces for the world’s most dynamic tech and entertainment companies. Kilroy Realty’s portfolio spans redevelopment and build-to-suit, with ownership of more than 13 million square feet of premium commercial real estate in the hearts of San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle. For John, partnering with the US Sailing Team is a natural fit. Not only is he an avid sailor, but he also highlyvalues programs that promote the ideals of Olympic class racing, including: the pursuit of excellence, sustainable initiatives, innovative technology, and women in leadership.

  • Luther Carpenter – Senior Olympic Coach, US Sailing

Luther is the most decorated Olympic sailing coach in American history. He is a seven-time Olympic Games coach and has led American athletes to five medals (1992 Bronze, 1996 Bronze, 2000 Bronze, 2008 Gold, 2016 Bronze). In 1989, Luther was hired by US Sailing as the first full-time coach in the organization’s history. He has been working continually for the US Sailing Team for the past 30 years.

ATHLETES

  • Stephanie Roble – US Sailing Team 49erFX Skipper

2014 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

2019 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist, 49erFX

2019 Genoa World Cup Bronze Medalist, 49erFX

2018 49erFX European Championship, 5th

2014 US Women’s Match Racing Champion

Gold & Silver Medalist, Women’s International Match Racing Series

2014 Match Racing World Champion.

2x Bronze Medalist, Women’s World Match Racing Championship

Etchells World Championship, 1st, 5th & 11th Place

Melges 20 World Championship, 3rd & 4th Place

Ranked #1 in USA, #10 in World, 49erFX

  • Maggie Shea – US Sailing Team 49erFX Crew

2019 Pan Am Games Silver Medalist, 49erFX

2x US Match Racing Champion

2x US Women’s Match Racing Champion

2019 Genoa World Cup Bronze Medalist, 49erFX

2018 49erFX European Championship, 5th

2017 M32 North American Championship Bronze Medalist

2014 ISAF Women’s Match Racing World Championships Bronze Medalist

Ranked #1 in USA, #10 in World, 49erFX

  • Erika Reineke – US Sailing Team Laser Radial Skipper

2017 US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year

4x US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year Finalist

4x College Singlehanded National Champion, Laser Radial

4x Collegiate All-American – Women’s and Coed

2019 50th Trofeo S.A.R Princesa Sofia Iberostar Regatta Bronze Medalist, Laser Radial

2017 ASAF Cup – Enoshima Olympic Week (Enoshima, JPN) Gold Medalist, Laser Radial

2011 World Championship Gold Medalist, Laser Radial

2010 World Championship Gold Medalist, Laser Radial

Ranked #1 in USA, #16 in World, Laser Radial

  • Riley Gibbs – US Sailing Team Nacra 17 Skipper

2019 Pan American Games Gold Medalist

2018 World Cup Series Final – Marseille, 4th place

2017 Formula Kite World Championships, 4th place

2016 505 North American Championship Gold Medalist

2014 29er ISAF Youth World Championship Silver Medalist

  • Anna Weis – US Sailing Team Nacra 17 Crew

2019 Pan American Games Gold Medalist

2016 Women’s Singlehanded National Champion

2016 Laser Radial Youth Worlds, 8th place

2015 Laser Radial Youth Worlds, 7th place